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My Favorite Antarctic Books
Registrants were invited to list up to ten of their favorite Antarctic books, ranking them if they wished. Twenty responded with choices. Here are the results arranged numerically from most mentions down to one mention.
Mentions Author Title 12 Cherry-Garrard, Apsley The Worst Journey in the World 6 Shackleton, Ernest The Heart of the Antarctic 5 Bickel, Lenard Mawson's Will; The greatest survival story ever written 5 Scott, Robert F. Scott's Last Expedition 5 Shackleton, Ernest South; The story of Shackleton's last expedition 1914-1917 5 Smith, Michael Shacketon; by endurance we conquer 5 Smith, Michael Tom Crean: Unsung Hero of the Scott and Shackleton Antarctic Expeditions 4 Amundsen, Roald The South Pole 4 Lansing, Alfred Endurance; Shackleton's incredible voyage 4 Mawson, Douglas Home of the Blizzard 3 Fiennes, Ranulph Captain Scott 3 Huntford, Roland The Last Place on Earth: Scott and Amundsen's Race to the South Pole 3 Shackleton, Ernest et al eds The South Polar Times 3 Tyler-Lewis, Kelly The Lost Men; The Harrowing Saga of Shackleton's Ross Sea Party 3 Wheeler, Sara Cherry, A Life of Apsley Cherry-Garrard 3 Worsley, Frank Endurance; an epic of polar adventure 2 Boothe, Joan The Storied Ice: Exploration, Discovery, and Adventure in Antarctica's Peninsula Region 2 Borkan, Brad & David Hirzel When Your Life Depends on It - Extreme decision making lessons from the Antarctic 2 Byrd, Richard Alone 2 Hempleman-Adams, David et al The Heart of the Great Alone; Scott, Shackleton and Antarctic Photography 2 Hurley, Frank Argonauts of the South 2 Jones, Max The Last Great Quest: Captain Scott's Antarctic Sacrifice 2 Lonely Planet Antarctica 2 Mill, H. R. The Siege of the South Pole 2 Philbrick, Nathaniel Sea of Glory: America's Voyage of Discovery: The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842 2 Ponting, Herbert The Great White South; Being an account of experiences with Captain Scott's south pole expedition... 2 Preston, Diana A First Rate Tragedy; Captain Scott's Antarctic Expedition 2 Readers Digest Antarctica—Great Stories from the Frozen Continent 2 Scott, Robert F. The Voyage of the Discovery 2 Wilson, David Lost Photographs of Captain Scott 2 Wilson, David & C. J. Wilson Edward Wilson's Nature Notebooks 1 Alberts, Fred G., compiled and edited by Geographic Names of the Antarctic (National Science Foundation) 1 Aldridge, Don The Rescue of Captain Scott 1 Alexander, Caroline Mrs. Chippy's Last Expedition; The remarkable journal of Shackleton's polar-bound cat 1 Apollonio, Spencer, ed The Last of the Cape Horners; Firsthand Accounts From the Final Days of the Commercial Tall Ships 1 Ayres, Philip Mawson: a Life 1 Bainbridge, Beryl The Birthday Boys 1 Beaglehole, J. C. The Life of Captain James Cook 1 Beeby, Dean In a Crystal Land; Canadian Explorers in Antarctica 1 Bomann-Larsen, Tor Roald Amundsen 1 Brockmeier, Kevin The Brief History of the Dead 1 Butler, Angie The Quest for Frank Wild including his Original Memoirs 1 Charcot, Jean Baptiste The Voyage of the "Why Not?" in the Antarctic 1 Chester, Jonathan & Patrick Regan Flipping Brilliant, a Penguin's Guide to a Happly Life 1 Cook, Capt. James A Voyage towards the South Pole and round the world... 1 Davis, J. E. A Letter from the Antarctic 1 Debenham, Frank In the Antarctic; Stories of Scott's Last Expedition 1 Doorly, James Gerald Stokely The Voyages of the Morning 1 Druett, Joan Island of the Lost: An Extraordinary Story of Survival at the Edge of the World 1 Englander, John Moving to Higher Ground: Rising Sea Level and the Path Forward 1 Evans, E.R.G.R. South with Scott 1 Fadiman, Anne Ex Libris; Confessions of a Common Reader 1 Fagan, Chris The Expedition: Two Parents Risk Life and Family in an Extraordinary Quest to the South Pole 1 Fiennes, Ranulph Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know: The Autobiography 1 Fiennes, Ranulph Race to the Pole: Tragedy, Heroism, and Scott's Antarctic Quest 1 Filchner, W. Zum Sechsten Erdteil: die zweite Deutsche Südpolar-Expedition 1 Fogg, G.E. A History of Antarctic Science 1 Fox, William L. Terra Antarctica; Looking into the Emptiest Continent 1 Fuchs, Arved In Shackleton's Wake 1 Drygalski, E. Zum Kontinent des Eisigen Südens 1 Haddelsey, Stephen Icy Graves; Exploration and Death in the Antarctic 1 Hartley, Catharine To the Poles Without a Beard 1 Herbert, Kari Polar Wives; the remarkable women behind the world's most daring explorers 1 Herbert, Wally A World of Men; Exploration in Antarctica 1 Hirzel, David Antarctic Voyager: Tom Crean: with Scott's 'Discovery' Expedition 1901-1904 1 Hirzel, David Hold Fast: Tom Crean with Shackleton's Endurance Expedition 1913-1916 1 Hirzel, David Sailor on Ice: Tom Crean 1 Hooper, Meredith The Longest Winter; Scott's Other Heroes 1 Huntford, Roland Shackleton 1 Huntford, Roland introduced by The Shackleton Voyages; A Pictorial Anthology of the Polar Explorer and Edwardian Hero 1 Hurley, Frank South with Endurance; Shackleton's Antarctic Expedition 1914-1917. The Photographs of Frank Hurley 1 Jarvis, Tim Shackleton's Epic: Recreating the World's Greatest Journey of Survival 1 Johnson, Nicholas Big Dead Place; Inside the Strange & Menacing World of Antarctica 1 Jones, Max ed Robert Falcon Scott Journals Scott's Last Expedition. Edited with an introduction and notes by Max Jones 1 Judd, Alfred The Conquest of the Poles and Modern Adventures in the World of Ice 1 Keough, Pat & Rosemarie Antarctica 1 Kløver, Geir Lessons from the Arctic; how Roald Amundsen won the race to the South Pole 1 Kohl-Larsen, L. South Georgia; Gateway to Antarctica 1 Lashly, William The Diary of W. Lashly; A record of the return journey of the last supporting party with Capt. Scott to the South Pole... 1 Leijerstam, Maria Cycling to the South Pole—A World First 1 Lowe, George & Huw Lewis Jones The Crossing of Antarctica. Original photographs from the epic journey that fulfilled Shackleton's dream 1 Lüdecke, C. Deutsche in der Antarktis. Expeditionen und Forschungen vom Kaiserreich bis heute 1 McClintock, James Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land 1 McElrea, Richard & David Harrowfield Polar Castaways 1 McGonigal, David & Lynn Woodworth The Complete Encyclopedia of Antarctica (and Arctic) 1 McGregor, Alaisdair Frank Hurley, A Photographer's Life 1 McOrist, Wilson The Boy from Long Gully 1 McOrist, Wilson Shackleton's Heroes 1 Mill, H. R. The Life of Sir Ernest Shackleton 1 Monteath, Colin Antarctica; Beyond the Southern Ocean 1 Murray, James & George Marston Antarctic Days 1 Nielsen, Jerri Ice Bound; A Doctor's Incredible Battle for Survival at the South Pole 1 Nordenskjold, Otto Antarctica 1 Prior, Hazel How the Penguins Saved Veronica 1 Pyne, Stephen The Ice: A Journey to Antarctica 1 Quartermain, L.B. New Zealand and the Antarctic 1 Richards, R. W. Verbatim Diary (Only known public copy at SPRI) 1 Rosove, Michael Antarctica, 1772-1922; Freestanding Publications Through 1999 1 Shackleton, Ernest ed. Aurora Australis 1 Shackleton, Jonathan & John McKenna Shackleton: An Irishman in Antarctica 1 Shirihai, Hadoram The Complete Guide to Antarctic Wildlife 1 Solomon, Susan The Coldest March; Scott's Fatal Antarctic Expedition 1 Spufford, Francis I May be Some Time; Ice and the English Imagination 1 Strathie, Anne Birdie Bowers; Captain Scott's Marvel 1 Strathie, Anne Herbert Ponting: Scott's Antarctic Photographer and Pioneer Filmmaker 1 Stump, Edmund The Roof at the Bottom of the World; Discovering the Transantarctic Mountains 1 Swithinbank, Charles Foothold on Antarctica 1 Swithinbank, Charles Forty Years on Ice 1 Tahan, M.R. The Life of Jose Maria Sobral; Scientist, Diarist, and Pioneer in Antarctica 1 Thomson, John Frank Worsley, Shackleton's Fearless Captain 1 Turney, Chris Shackled 1 Urbina, Ian The Outlaw Ocean: Journeys Across the Last Untamed Frontier 1 Walker, Gabrielle Antarctica; an intimate portrait of the world's most mysterious continent 1 Walton, Kevin & Rick Atkinson Of Dogs and Men; Fifty Years in the Antarctic. The Illustrated Story of the Dogs of the British Antarctic Survey 1944-1994 1 Wheeler, Sara Terra Incognita; Travels in Antarctica 1 Wild, Frank Memoirs (Included in Angie Butler's The Quest for Frank Wild.) 1 Williams, Isobel & John Dudeney William Speirs Bruce; Forgotten Polar Hero 1 Williams, Isobel With Scott in the Antarctic 1 Wilson, David & C. J. Wilson Edward Wilson's Antarctic Notebooks 1 Worsley, Frank Endurance; and epic of polar adventure 1 Worsley, Frank Shackleton's Boat Journey